It's a 1992 - 93 Los Angeles Kings Wayne Gretzky jersey.
This was the year that the Kings made it to their first Stanley Cup Finals where they lost to the Canadiens 4 - 1. But this season will be remembered by Kings fans for the amazing Campbell Conference Finals where the Kings ousted the heavily favored Maple Leafs 4 - 3. The Kings were facing elimination in game six and were down by two goals in the third period. In a remarkable comeback they tied the game 4 - 4 at the end of regulation. In OT Gretzky got the game winner and it was on to game seven. In the final game Gretzky came through again with a hat trick and an assist, leading his team to their first
Stanley Cup Finals.
The patch on this jersey was worn by all teams for the entire 1992 - 93 season to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Stanley Cup.
We hope you like it as much as we liked recreating it.
Check out the newest release to the Mitchell & Ness Authentic Jersey collection. Introducing the '92-'93 Los Angeles Kings Wayne Gretzky Home Jersey, complete with the Great One's captain's "C" and 1993 Stanley Cup Centennial Patch.
On this date, in 1989, Wayne Gretzky wins his ninth NHL Hart Trophy in 10 years. The award is given to the league's most valuable player.
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Wayne Gretzky, nicknamed "The Great One", is known for being one of the best players in the history of the NHL. In fact, he has even been referred to as "the greatest hockey player ever" by numerous sportswriters and players. On November 23, 1988, Wayne Gretzky scored his 600th goal playing for the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings were victorious in this game, defeating the Detroit Red Wings 8-3.
Gretzky is known for saying, "A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great player hockey player plays where the puck is going to be." And this is exactly how The Great One played. Adept at dodging checks from opposing players, he could consistently anticipate where the puck is going to be and execute the right move at the right time. He became known for setting up behind the net, an area that was nicknamed "Gretzky's office" because of his skills in that location.
Throughout his career, Gretzky played for the Indianapolis Racers, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues, and the New York Rangers. Upon his retirement on April 18, 1999, he held forty regular season records, fifteen playoff records, and six All-Star records. He is the only NHL player to total over 200 points in one season - a feat he accomplished four times.
Gretzky's jersey number, 99, has been retired by all teams in the National Hockey League. On November 22, 1999, The Great One was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.